Housing association ClwydAlyn has appointed Cris McGuinness as its new chair of the board.
McGuinness succeeded previous incumbent Stephen Porter, who had held the role for seven years and was a board member for eight.
She is currently chief financial officer at Riverside, and brings with her many years of senior housing experience.
A KPMG trained Chartered Accountant, McGuinness has previously held positions at The Guinness Partnership, North Herefordshire Homes, and Adactus Housing Group.
“It is a privilege to step into the role of chair at ClwydAlyn, particularly with its active focus on beating poverty,” McGuinness said. “Tackling poverty as well as embedding diversity and inclusion are issues that are close to my heart.
“I’d like to thank the team for such a warm welcome and I am looking forward to supporting ClwydAlyn and its communities.”
Clare Budden, chef executive at ClwydAlyn, said: “Cris completely embodies our values at ClwydAlyn, sharing our ambitions for our residents, staff and the people of North Wales.
“She and our talented new board members have already hit the ground running, and I know we have a strong team in place to guide us into our next chapter.”
The housing association, which has more than 6,300 homes across North Wales, also welcomed Sally Thomas, Bethan Smith, Tania Silva and Brian Strefford to its board.
Read next: Work starts on Naseby Square homes
Are you a social housing professional? Sign up for a FREE MEMBERSHIP to upload news stories, post job vacancies, and connect with colleagues on our secure social feed.